19/09/2011 Awards

MONSIEUR LAZHAR awarded in Toronto

The City of Toronto Award for Best Canadian Feature Film From TIFF darling Philippe Falardeau (La Moitié gauche du frigo, Congorama, C'est pas moi, je le jure!) and the producers of last year's smash-hit Incendies comes Monsieur Lazhar, one of the most gripping québécois films of the last decade. Expanded from a one-character play by Evelyne de la Chenelière's, set in a Montreal elementary school, this beautifully crafted character study speaks of loss and death, innocence and guilt, imposture and honesty, in an eloquent and complex, yet simple and fluid manner.